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Gympie ARC named Belgravia Leisure’s Facility of the Year
With over 130 of her Belgravia Leisure colleagues in attendance, Courtney Murphy, Centre Manager of the Gympie Aquatic and Recreation Centre (Gympie ARC), accepted the award for Belgravia Leisure’s Facility of the Year at its annual conference on 17th July.
Gympie ARC opened its doors in April 2017 and has grown into a vibrant community hub, with over 150,000 annual attendances.
Accepting the award on behalf of her team, Murphy recalled “it was a highly anticipated opening, locals were really looking forward to having alternative leisure options they could bring their families and have fun.”
Several new program initiatives have been implemented to engage the local community including ‘Go Mumma’ and ‘Teen Gym Classes’ supporting Gympie ARC’s success.
Just 16 months into her role, Murphy added “it’s been a real team effort, from our swim school teachers, lifeguards, health club manager and trainers, we’ve really focused on providing a great customer experience.”
Belgravia Leisure teams across Australia and New Zealand came together to workshop and plan, network and celebrate successes at their annual ‘Get Connected’ Conference over three days between 16th and 18th July at the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre.
This was the first year the organisation coincided their conference with the National Sports Convention.
The Awards Dinner on the Tuesday evening saw Olympic gold medal winning swimmer and Belgravia Leisure ambassador Brooke Hansen entertain the crowd as master of ceremonies.
Australasian 2018 Belgravia Leisure Winners:
Swim School of the Year Award - Bathurst Swim School
Health Club of the Year Award - Splash Devonport Health Club
Innovation Award - Extreme Bathing at Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa
Health and Safety Award - Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre
Community Program Award - Masterton School SAWS Program
Community Inclusion Award - Take Charge! program, City of Sydney venues
New Zealand Facility of the Year Award - Genesis Huntly
NSW Facility of the Year Award - Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre
South Australian Facility of the Year Award - The Rex Barossa Fitness Centre
Queensland Facility of the Year Award - Gympie Aquatic Recreation Centre
Western Australian Facility of the Year Award - Merredin Regional Community Leisure Centre
Victoria/Tasmania Facility of the Year Award - Ascot Vale Leisure Centre
Wellness Facility of the Year Award - Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa
Overall Belgravia Leisure Facility of the Year Award - Gympie Aquatic Recreation Centre, Queensland
Image shows Belgavia Leisure 2018 award winners: (from left) Craig Wilson – Centre Manager, The Rex Barossa Fitness Centre; Simon Di Cato, Duty Manager, Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa; Jessica Grewer, acting Spa Manager, Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa; Scott Vanderheyden, Centre Manager, Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre; Courtney Murphy, Centre Manager, Gympie ARC; Alex Simmons, Centre Manager, Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre; Jordarne Wiggins, Centre Manager, Genesis Huntly; Marilyn Sayers, Centre Manager, Merredin Regional Community Leisure Centre; Sherry Toia, Customer Service Coordinator, Masterton School SAWS Program and Aylie Spence, former Centre Manager, Ascot Vale Leisure Centre.
8th February 2018 - Belgravia Leisure announces new parks, resorts and tourism joint venture
29th December 2017 - Belgravia Leisure expands Coaching Zone franchise
21st December 2017 - Media storm over Gympie Aquatic Centre’s photographic policy
1st August 2017 - Belgravia Leisure announces Australasian Facility of the Year Award
3rd April 2017 - $22.2 million Aquatic Recreation Centre opens in Gympie
21st September 2016 - Belgravia Leisure to manage new Gympie Aquatic Recreation Centre
15th November 2016 - Brooke Hanson launches Belgravia Leisure’s national water safety campaign
11th November 2016 - Belgravia Leisure installs defibrillation units at all of its facilities
1st December 2015 - Belgravia Leisure and Life Saving Victoria extend partnership agreement
24th July 2015 - Belgravia Leisure and AUSTSWIM partner to boost water safety skills
27th May 2014 - Nick Cox to take on Chief Executive role at Belgravia Leisure
15th April 2011 - Barossa’s ‘Rex’ set for weekend opening
21st December 2009 - Big Year for Belgravia Leisure
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